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Fountain on Locust

3037 Locust, Saint Louis, MO 63103 (Grand Center / Midtown)
314-535-7800
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Ranked #9 of 2,536 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
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Cuisines: American, Diner, Dessert, Bar, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Grand Center / Midtown
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Grand Center / Midtown
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We actually went here with the whole family, which is something we generally don't do, since we like to be respectful of others trying to enjoy a nice dinner. But the waiter was very kind and made us feel welcome despite having three young children. They actually had a few "kids" options off menu, so be sure to ask for... More

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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing the whole family in for dinner and posting about your experience. We hope you all come back again soon! More

PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Walking into the art deco themed interior takes you back to the early 1900s with rich dark woods, a bar with counter stools, and colorful wall murals that fit the era. It immediately sets the tone for a relaxed meal and makes you wonder what is in store. Our party of three includes two, gluten-free diners, so our daughter picks... More

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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post about your family's visit! We are so happy to read that you were pleased with your entire meal. We do hope you'll come back again the next time you visit :) More

Swedesboro, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great spot for a snack and of course ice cream, but the food menu is quite limited and has very little choices for picky eaters or children. Decor is wonderful...makes you feel you are in the 40's again.

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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us while you were in the area! We do hope you'll come back again the next time you're in town :) More

St. Louis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A group of 11 had lunch reservations. The service was attentive, fast, and friendly. A variety of salads, sandwiches, and soups were ordered. Those who ordered mushroom soup raved about it. My 'Stutz' salad was very fresh and tasty. All in our group ordered ice-cream- lemon sherbet, the world's smallest sundae, mounds flavored, etc. Everyone was pleased- they make their... More

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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this review

We are so pleased your group chose our restaurant and thank you for taking the time to post about your visit. We do hope you will all choose to visit us again soon! More

Iowa City, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Not too far off the beaten path, but you'd never just wander there on your own-- this place is worth locating on your GPS, especially if you want prompt service in a casual but fabulous atmosphere. The food menu is somewhat limited though perfectly adequate with a features like Polish pickle soup (if you like pickles and a taste of... More

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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this review

We're so pleased you visited while you were in the area and loved our soda-fountain atmosphere and menu! Please come back and see us again the next time you're in STL :) More

Long Valley, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Fountain's specialty is ice cream, both as a dessert and as a drink. We chose the latter and got ice cream martinis; I had the Toblerone and he got the Thin Mint. They were delicious! Entrées are mostly sandwiches, but they're very well prepared. We got the Roast Beef melt and the Royal Grille with the vegetarian soup. All... More

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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us while you were in town and taking the time to post about it! We hope you'll come back again the next time you're in the area for more ice cream martinis and "Soap Hospital" ;) More

Rochester, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While visiting family in the area, I brought them here in the afternoon because I had heard great things. We enjoyed our desserts and coffee , and I can't wait to come back! The staff is very friendly!

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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this review

So glad you were able to join us during your visit and brought family with you! We hope to have you back again the next time you're in the area! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Loved the restaurant but our car was broken into while eating dinner. Highly recommend restaurant but don't leave anything of value in your car!

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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this review

Hi --thanks so much for your nice review about our food. I am the owner and heard what good people you were and am SO, SO, sorry this happened!! But the truth is, we have less break-ins than many more populated neighborhoods in St. Louis and the county. I know of only 2 others in the history of our restaurant... More

Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon before attending a tennis tournament (it's within walking distance of Hotel Ignacio). The Plum Crazy martini and the chicken Caesar salad hit the spot. Fun decor (high ceilings with stylized murals). Some other time I would have checked out the chocolate-covered orange peels.

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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this review

So glad you stopped in before the tennis tourney! Hope to have you back again the next time you're in the area to try out our chocolate covered orange peels! More

Bloomington, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped in for dessert. We ordered two items. Our server ended up brining us three or four extra samples. Perhaps he could tell that we were tired from a long day at the zoo. Who knows? Everything. Was. Am. AZ. Ing. This is going to be a must visit every time we go to St. Louis!

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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear we are on your must visit list now! Thanks for taking the time to post about us and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in the area! More

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